Nature vs. Nurture? Genetics vs. Environment? Are you stuck with the hand you’ve been dealt? What about IQ, EQ, etc. vs. street smarts? Or, is it really a “both/and” and NOT an “either/or” situation?
Can choice leverage both?
Yes, my observation is that it’s a “both/and” plus choice overcomes both! The picture for Profiles in Mindset #3 looks like this:
Yes genetics count.
But, so does the environment you grew up in (and are living in now).
Ultimately, “choice” wins.
There are too many examples of people overcoming both genetics and environment through choice (i.e., pure willpower).
The Truth will set you free. Just ask Nick.
This is one of the best examples that I’m aware of and this short, inspirational video is with Nick Vujicic:
Love the truth behind the opening of this video (it’s not too long – just over 8 minutes – from a quick scan of the slides, it is basic psychology that is taught in any BBA or MBA program). Maslow’s pyramid is an explanation of behavior, but Truth (ethics, morality, etc.) comes first because everyone, without exception, Distills their values (and attitudes) from their personal Truth.
Btw, I do not accept that “personality” is constant.
Most personality profiles & tests are, at best, a snapshot in time and are more-or-less invalid after about the first five minutes after completing the test.
Think personality is constant?
Sorry, but I’ve seen too many instances to the contrary during my career to know that this is simply not the case. Unfortunately, the idea that personality is “constant” is the assumption on which all personality profiles are built – and that is a fatal flaw in the testing and profiling.
Use them if you will, but I have extraordinarily little faith in their usefulness or accuracy.
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